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Handover of Power at the Pentagon

December 2, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The unexpected announcement of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation, who must remain in his post until the Senate confirms his successor, is a clear indication of the strategic decline suffered by the superpower during the two successive administrations of President Barack Obama, who will soon bring in [Read more]

Keystone Pipeline Bill Fails to Pass in US Senate

November 26, 2014 // Le Monde - France - French

The Keystone XL will have to wait. On Nov. 18, the Senate blocked the bill for the giant pipeline, linking oil from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The text, which the House of Representatives adopted on Friday, Nov. 14, did not get the requisite vote of 60 senators that would have forced President Barack [Read more]

An Agreement for the Environment

November 25, 2014 // Diario de Cuyo - Argentina - Spanish

<i>The U.S. and China, two countries with the highest level of greenhouse gas emissions, have agreed to cut back on pollution.</i> The presidents of China and the U.S., two countries with the highest level of greenhouse emissions, have reached a historic agreement in Beijing. They have pledged to cut back. It should [Read more]

The Lonely President

November 23, 2014 // Capital - Bulgaria - Bulgarian

During the last two years of his presidency, Obama is going to face the growing power of the Republicans and the growing anger of his fellow Democrats.

Landslide with Limited Consequences

November 21, 2014 // Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland - German

The outcry of the Americans is loud and clear: It cannot go on like this in Washington. However, for the time being, very little will change there. With a burning appeal to overcome the divisions in American society, a previously unknown politician from Chicago made a furor almost exactly a decade ago. The speech [Read more]
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